Richard Overton, America's oldest World War II veteran and the oldest man in the US, dies at 112

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December 28, 2018

Richard Overton, America's oldest World War II veteran and the oldest man in the United States, died Thursday afternoon at the age of 112.

The death was confirmed to CNN by Shirley Overton, a family member.Overton would have been 113 on May 11, 2019.The veteran had been hospitalized with pneumonia, his family said. 

Overton volunteered for the Army starting in 1942 and served with the 188th Aviation Engineer Battalion, an all-black unit that served on various islands in the Pacific. Visit www.cnn.com to read the full article. 

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